For nearly 20 years Camera West has been serving the photographic community with knowledgeable service and fine photographic equipment. After working for many years in the photographic retail environment Sean Cranor and his wife Diana opened a small store in Monterey California with the mission to provide fine photographic equipment with excellent service. Camera West Monterey went on to become the first "Leica Stop and Shop" in the United States. Camera West was born, and since then we have opened two more stores. Camera West and Leica Boutique Walnut Creek, and relocated our Monterey Camera West Store and Leica Boutique to the sunny oasis of Rancho Mirage, California located just outside of Palm Springs. In recent years we have opened a Leica Flagship store in Downtown San Francisco which features one of the best Leica selections and an exquisite gallery.
We strive to provide our customers with a different experience than many have grown accustomed to in today's marketplace. We first and foremost want to offer you a quality and informative experience.
We have a staff that is here to help with all your photographic needs! Our staff is not only knowledgeable about the equipment we carry, but they are also avid users and photographers themselves. We hope that you utilize this resource. Our staff seeks to provide you with the right information and put the right photographic tools in your hands so that you can pursue your photographic endeavors more efficiently and enthusiastically.
Meet the Camera West Staff here.
Camera West has been working in the photographic retail space for over twenty years. Our combined resources cover every aspect of photography from technical cameras, vintage equipment, lighting, software and more. As one of the largest specialty Leica dealers in the world, we have a great deal of experience when it comes to Leica equipment both past and present.
We understand that there is a dwindling amount of physical brick and mortar camera stores that offer expertise and a personalized experience. We want to be your local camera store where ever you might be. Our goal is to take the local camera store experience to you. Our staff is always available for any questions you might have, and we ship world-wide to wherever you might be!
Another item that sets apart from many other camera retailers is our selection. We want to provide you with the very best the market has to offer. We strive to put only the very best equipment on our shelves for your review. Our selection is diverse and draws from many of the major photographic brands on the market. We also offer a wide selection of pre-owned equipment that has been fully inspected and brought to good working order. If you don't see something you are looking for in our inventory we invite you to let us know, and we will do our best to hunt it down for you!
We value our customers, and your business is to us a social contract. We seek to support you beyond the purchase of that new camera or lens. Whether it be questions or one-on-one training we are here to help you grow as a photographer. We also offer a 90-day warranty on all of our used items to ensure that they are in good working order even after they have left our store.